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Friday, September 25, 2020

The word 'Uncle' is racist? Who knew?

NEW YORK – The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original. 

Parent firm Mars Inc. unveiled the change Wednesday for the 70-year-old brand, the latest company to drop a logo criticized as a racial stereotype. Packaging with the new name will hit stores next year. 

7 comments:

  1. Fuck 'em. I hope they starve. More PC bbboooooolllssshhhiiittt. I used to buy Uncle Ben's brand until I developed HBP. Too much salt in their products. If you have a discerning palate, you can almost duplicate the spices. I cook rice half white, 1/4 brown and 1/4 wild, those are proportions not cups. Because of their different cooking times you need to add them in succession starting with wild then brown then white about 10 min apart. A little onion powder, a little thyme, cumin, coriander, paprika, chili powder and 35 minute simmer; mmm, mmmm, mmmmm good.

    Nemo

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  2. In the meantime "Uncle Tom" will retained to use against Black folk who have escaped the reservation.

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  3. Nobody seemed to care about all this when Obungle of the Jungle was POTUS.

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  4. Do you realize that Uncle Ben, Aunt Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth all got fired BECAUSE they are black?

    Geek

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